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Futureglass Gem (Separates) review

It sounded wonderful with our test kit, but Futureglass's Gem suffered greatly from poor build quality Tested at £500.00

Our Verdict

It sounded good, but the build quality was abysmal

For

  • Good sound
  • subtle dynamics
  • tonally accomplished

Against

  • Appalling build quality

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

It sounded good, but the build quality was abysmal

Pros

  • + Good sound
  • + subtle dynamics
  • + tonally accomplished

Cons

  • - Appalling build quality

The wood and glass GEM has a cable management system.

On it, our kit serves up a sound full of body and subtle dynamics.

Detailing is good, while the sweet midrange is bracketed by a detailed treble and ponderous bass.

However, our sample was badly made and prone to fall apart, and that fundamental lack of design quality means it loses out.

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